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Ministry of Craft Blog

    Friday, October 27, 2017

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    What have I been sewing lately? With it getting a bit more chilly, I decided to try another twist on our tunic dress using a bright pink wool mix fabric we sell in our online shop. I used a cotton print to trim it at the neck, cuffs and pockets for a bit more detail.

    The first job as always was to stitch the darts and then the great news with this fabric is, it doesn't fray so no need to finish the raw edges.

    Instead of a facing, I used the cotton print fabric cut on the bias to bind the neckline. I attached it from the wrong side of the tunic, then pressed it to the right side and turned under a small hem on the long edge.

    With is pressed in place, I top stitched the binding down from the right side and gave it another good press.

    I cut two pocket shapes and left the edges raw as they did not fray but trimmed the top open edge of the pocket with the cotton printed fabric to make the pockets stand out when they were sewn in place.

    With the pockets top stitched in postition, sleeves were inserted and underarm and side seams sewn together. 

    I made the cuffs out of the printed cotton fabric and overlocked the top edge as this fabric did fray. I attached the cuffs and stitched the pressed cuff hem together in one operation.

    With the bottom hem pressed and stitched, the garment was complete, another good winter staple to add to my wardrobe!






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